Public Works CIP Project Update
Project Update August 2020
Sunset Point Road (CR 576) at N Betty Lane Intersection Improvements
Project ID# 001018A
Intersection of Sunset Point Road (CR 576) at N. Betty Lane from Douglas Avenue to Kings Highway, Clearwater
Pinellas County Public Works, through the county's Capital Improvement Program and a state grant, is making safety and roadway improvements to the intersection of Sunset Point Road (CR 576) at N. Betty Lane, and new pavement surface from Douglas Avenue to Kings Highway in Clearwater. The project includes turn lane enhancements, the installation of mast arms and new pedestrian signals at the intersection, along with ADA-compliant sidewalks and curb ramps. Bike lanes will also be added along the roadway. The completion of the project will enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety and provide a more efficient flow of motorist.
Additionally, on Sunset Point Road west of Betty Lane, a new bridge will be constructed at Spring Branch as part of an overall Drainage Basin improvement plan coordinated with the City of Clearwater. Included in this construction are channel enhancements, new sidewalk (replacing a steel pedestrian bridge), roadway widening to enable an additional left turn lane at Betty Lane, and significantly reduce flood elevations in the Spring Branch Sub-Basin.
The county is in the third and final phase of the project. This phase has required a full closure of the intersection of Sunset Point Road and North Betty Lane until completion of construction in February 2021. Marked detours are using Kings Highway to the east, Douglas Avenue to the west, Union Street to the north and Fairmont Street/Oakmont Avenue to the south. Only local resident and school traffic will be permitted beyond the road closures.
- Construction Start: March 2019
- Construction End: February 2021
This project is partially funded by a grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).
Tim Clark - Project Manager
Public Works Transportation Engineering
14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., 6th Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756
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